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Guide to the Morris Schappes Papers
||Schappes, Morris U. (Morris Urman), 1907-
||Morris Schappes Papers
||Morris U. Schappes (1907-2004) was a scholar, editor and activist who was fired by
the City College of New York after being investigated as a Communist Party member,
and who spent over a year in prison (1943-1944) for perjury after refusing to name
other Party members when testifying before an investigating committee of the New York
State Legislature. He was a founder and longtime editor of the progressive, secular
Jewish Currents; a popular lecturer; and the author of articles, reviews, radio broadcasts, books
and monographs, many of them on U.S. Jewish history. This collection contains correspondence,
published and unpublished writings, clippings and other printed ephemera, research
materials and documents produced by various progressive organizations. In addition,
there is a considerable quantity of
Jewish Currents editorial correspondence, Editorial Board minutes and administrative files.
||43.25 linear feet in 43 record cartons and 1 manuscript box.
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|Language of Materials:
||Materials are primarily in English and Yiddish, with a few items in Spanish and French.